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Mary Rumsey

Library Faculty

Office: 255J
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Courses

International and Foreign Legal Research

Publications

Books

  • The Development of International Human Rights Law (Ashgate Publishing, 2014) (co-editor) David Weissbrodt and Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
  • International and Foreign Legal Research: A Coursebook (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2007; 2d ed., 2012) Marci Hoffman
  • Vulnerable and Marginalised Groups and Human Rights (Edward Elgar, 2011) (co-editor) David Weissbrodt
  • Selected International Human Rights Instruments and Bibliography for Research on International Human Rights (LexisNexis, 4th ed., 2009) David Weissbrodt and Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
  • Selected International Human Rights Instruments and Bibliography for Research on International Human Rights Law (Anderson Publishing, 3d ed., 2001) David Weissbrodt, Joan Fitzpatrick, Frank Newman and Marci Hoffman

Book Chapters

  • Foreign and International Law Librarianship, in Law Librarianship in the Twenty-First Century (Roy Balleste, Sonia Luna-Lamas & Lisa Smith-Butler, eds., Scarecrow Press, 2007; 2d ed., 2014)
  • Nigeria, in Sources of State Practice in International Law (Ralph F. Gaebler and Alison A. Shea, eds., Brill-Nijhoff, 2d rev. ed., 2014)
  • Bibliography on Non-State Actors in International Law, in Non-State Actors and Human Rights (Philip Alston, ed., Oxford University Press, 2005)
  • The Virtual Chase: A Case Study on Trademark Due Diligence, in Introduction to Online Legal, Regulatory & Intellectual Property Research (Genie Tyburski, ed., South-Western Educational Publishers, 2004) Genie Tyburski

Journal Articles

  • The Skills They Need: International and Foreign Legal Research, 27 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 133 (2009)
  • Gauging the Impact of Online Legal Information on International Law: Two Tests, 35 Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce 201 (2008)
  • Foreign and International Law Librarianship, 25 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 73 (2006)
  • Paper versus Electronic Sources for Law Review Cite-Checking: Should Paper Be the Gold Standard?, 97 Law Library Journal 31 (2005) (recipient of the 2004 AALL LexisNexis Call for Papers Award) April Schwartz
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  • Runaway Train: Problems of Permanence, Accessibility, and Stability in the Use of Web Sources in Law Review Citations, 94 Law Library Journal 27 (2002)
  • Electronic Media Discovery (EMD): Issues in Electronic Records, Discovery and Evidence, 20 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 19 (2001)

Book Reviews

  • Book Review, 38 International Journal of Legal Information 410 (2010) (reviewing Beatrice I. Bonafe, The Relationship between State and Individual Responsibility for International Crimes (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009))
  • Book Review, 133 Library Journal 88 (Mar. 15, 2008) (reviewing Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa (Michael R. Fischhach, ed., Gale, 2008))
  • Book Review, 36 International Journal of Legal Information 210 (2008) (reviewing Alfred M. Boll, Multiple Nationality and International Law (Developments in International Law) (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2007))
  • Book Review, 36 International Journal of Legal Information 381 (2008) (reviewing Promoting Justice, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Through International Law/La Promotion de la Justice, des Droits de L’Homme et du Reglement des Conflits par le Droit International: Liber Amicorum Lucius Caflisch (Marcelo G. Kohen, ed., Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2007))
  • Book Review, 132 Library Journal 88 (Oct. 15, 2007) (reviewing Encyclopedia of Law & Society: American and Global Perspectives (David S. Clark, ed., Sage, 2007))
  • Book Review, 132 Library Journal 88 (Sept. 15, 2007) (reviewing Daniel Oran, Oran’s Dictionary of the Law (Thomson Delmar Learning, 4th ed., 2007))
  • Book Review, 132 Library Journal 170 (Sept. 1, 2007) (reviewing Emily Taitz, Holocaust Survivors: A Biographical Dictionary (Greenwood, 2007))
  • Book Review, 132 Library Journal 120 (July 1, 2007) (reviewing Richard E. Saunier & Richard A. Meganck, Dictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance (Earthscan, 2007))
  • Book Review, 132 Library Journal 100 (May 1, 2007) (reviewing Encyclopedia of Antislavery and Abolition (Peter Hinks & John McKivigan, eds., Greenwood Press, 2006) and Encyclopedia of Slave Resistance and Rebellion (Junius Rodriguez, ed., Greenwood Press, 2006))
  • Book Review, 35 International Journal of Legal Information 209 (2007) (reviewing State Practice Regarding State Immunities/La Pratique des Etats concernant les Immunites des Etats (Gerhard Hafner et al., eds., Koninklijke Brill NV, 2006))
  • Book Review, 34 International Journal of Legal Information 456 (2006) (reviewing Commentary on the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) (Peter Schlechtriem & Ingeborg Schwenzer, eds., Oxford University Press, 2d ed., 2005))
  • Book Review, 33 International Journal of Legal Information 151 (2005) (reviewing The Future Development of Competition Framework (Tzong-Leh Hwang & Chiyuan Chen, eds., Kluwer Law International, 2004))
  • Book Review, 33 International Journal of Legal Information 283 (2005) (reviewing Roy Goode et al., Transnational Commercial Law: International Instruments and Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2004))
  • Book Review, 23 Legal Information Alert 13 (May 2004) (reviewing Paula Pevato, International Environmental Law (Ashgate Publishing, 2003))
  • Book Review, 32 International Journal of Legal Information 504 (2004) (reviewing The International Criminal Court: Recommendations on Policy and Practice: Financing, Victims, Judges, and Immunities (Thordis Ingadottir, ed., Transnational, 2003))
  • Book Review, 96 Law Library Journal 554 (2004) (reviewing Deli Yang, Intellectual Property and Doing Business in China (Pergamon, 2003))
  • Book Review, 96 Law Library Journal 749 (2004) (reviewing Jordan Paust, International Law as Law of the United States (Carolina Academic Press, 2d ed., 2003))
  • Book Review, 22 Legal Information Alert 11 (Nov./Dec. 2003) (reviewing World Online Business Law (Andrew Simpson & N. Stephan Kinsella, gen. eds., Oceana Publications, 2003))
  • Book Review, 22 Legal Information Alert 12 (Jan. 2003) (reviewing English Private Law (Peter Birks, ed., Oxford University Press, 2001))
  • Book Review, 95 Law Library Journal 441 (2003) (reviewing James Crawford, The International Law Commission’s Articles on State Responsibility: Introduction, Text, and Commentaries (Cambridge University Press, 2002))
  • Book Review, 21 Legal Information Alert 12 (July/Aug. 2002) (reviewing John Norton Moore, National Law of Treaty Implementation (Carolina Academic Press, 2001))
  • Book Review, 20 Legal Information Alert 15 (Nov./Dec. 2001) (reviewing Louis Rorimer, International Stock Plans: The Practitioner’s Guide to Exporting Employee Equity (Bowne Publishing, 2000))
  • Book Review, 93 Law Library Journal 175 (2001) (reviewing Basic Legal Documents on International Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation (Mark Austen & Tamara Richards, eds., Kluwer Law International, 2000))
  • Book Review, 18 Legal Information Alert 10 (Nov./Dec. 1999) (reviewing Family & Medical Leave Act Compliance Guide (David E. Block, ed., Business & Law Reports, 1999))
  • Book Review, 18 Legal Information Alert 10 (July/Aug. 1999) (reviewing ADA Case Digest & FMLA (James Publishers, 1998))
  • Book Review, Research Advisor 6 (May 1999) (reviewing Anthony Davis & Robert Spencer, The Year 2000 Problem and the Legal Profession: Managing the Risks (American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section, 1998))
  • Book Review, 17 Legal Information Alert 7 (Sept. 1998) (reviewing Accommodating Employees with Psychiatric Disabilities: A Practical Guide to ADA Compliance (Thompson Publishing Group, 1998))

CLE Materials

  • 21st Century Legal Research (University of Minnesota Law School, 2007) (University of Minnesota Law School Summer CLE Program XXVIII) Suzanne Thorpe
  • Foreign and International Legal Research on the Web, in 25th Annual International Business Law Institute: International Business Transactions in the New Millennium (Minnesota State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, 2001)
  • The Essential Internet Tour for Business Lawyers, in Emerging Technical Issues in the Business Law Practice (Minnesota State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, 2001)
  • Legal Research on the Internet, in 2000 New Lawyer Experience (Minnesota State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, 2000)

Other Publications

  • Going Global: Developing an Electronic Foreign and International Law Collection: Part 1, 18 Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 31 (2008)
  • Going Global: Developing an Electronic Foreign and International Law Collection: Part 2, 18 Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 43 (2008)
  • A Guide to Fee-Based U. S. Legal Research Databases, GlobaLex (Aug. 2005; updated Dec. 2006)
  • Foreign and Transnational Legal Forms, LLRX.com (June 2006)
  • Is the Law Library a Woman’s World?, 10 AALL Spectrum 16 (Feb. 2006)
  • Essay: The Human Rights Legacy of Dachau, The Colophon 11 (Spring 2006)
  • Basic Guide to Researching Foreign Law, GlobaLex (Sept. 2005)
  • Learn from the FCIL Folks, 16 PLL Perspectives 8 (Summer 2005)
  • Strangers in a Strange Land: How to Answer Common Foreign Law Research Questions, 8 AALL Spectrum 16 (July 2004)
  • Visionaries in Law Librarianship: McCarthy, Finley and Tyburski Blaze New Trails for the Profession, 7 AALL Spectrum 16 (July 2003) Paul Healey
  • A Tribute to Professor Robert E. Hudec, The Colophon 4 (Fall 2003)
  • Sherlock Holmes & the Law, The Colophon 5 (Spring 2003)
  • Libraries Confront the Challenges of Accommodating Disabled Users, 6 AALL Spectrum 6 (Apr. 2002) (recipient of the 2003 AALL Spectrum Article of the Year Award)
  • Weighing the Pig: The Mishandling of Reference Statistics, 5 AALL Spectrum 6 (Nov. 2000)

Multimedia

  • Researching International Environmental Law (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2008)
  • Introduction to Foreign Legal Research (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2004)
  • Introduction to State and Federal Statutes (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2002) Suzanne Thorpe

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